13 Aug 2009

40m QRP WSPR signal copied by VK8CH

This evening, VK8CH (Australia) copied both my 10W, then 5W QRP 40m WSPR signals. DX was 13800kms - not bad for a small, 15m long, end-fed wire strung down the garden only 6m at the highest end and 2.5m high at the far end!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Done! Just gos to show that QRP really does work! But we already knew that!Buy the way does the ft-817 have general coverage receive?-simon m3hxe

Roger G3XBM said...

I was using the IC703 for this one. Yes, the FT817 covers 0.1-56MHz, 76-154MHz, 430-470MHz.

Anonymous said...

Cheers Roger! I may just one day trade my ts-130,knackered ft7b, and old kw2000e in for a ft-817.Ive been a bit busy of late to play radio but any operating ive done has beem with 5 watts or less with psk31.Well done on the nice reports from australia.-Simon m3hxe

Paul - PC4T said...

Great! I am also fascinated by WSPR. Even when the band seems to dead, with WSPR I have been heard for many miles. Congrats with this result Roger. It's a good idea to put a DXCC WSPR list in the sidebar. I think I will follow you. Have a nice day, 73 Paul PC4T

Paul said...

Hi Roger, I tried the same yesterday and I was also luck to catch VK8CH on 40 meter with 2 Watt WSPR. Have a nice day! 73 Paul PC4T